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A better, cooler name for the Chat Room

Our chat room is called "Unix and Linux". While this is all good, most (all?) of the other chat rooms in all the other Stack Exchange sites have funnier, cooler names than just their site names. Who ...
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Why shouldn't [sunos] be a synonym of [solaris]?

At least one person objects to making sunos a synonym of solaris. Why? Solaris in everyday speech means SunOS versions 5.0 and above. (Officially, it means 4.0 and above as the last BSD major release,...
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Suggested change of tag definition for Anaconda

Seems like the vast majority of questions here with the tag anaconda refer to issues with the Anaconda Python and R Data Science package, yet the formal definition of the anaconda tag here is "...
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Pretty <kbd> tags for U&L?

Stack Overflow and most (all?) other sites got a pretty kbd style not so long ago. Will this eventually be propagated to Unix & Linux, or are we sticking with the old one on purpose? Sample ...
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Do we still like hats?

Last year, Stack Exchange ran Winter Bash 2014, in which users earned hats which they proudly displayed upon their gravatar. There was a leaderboard of hatters, mad or not: It's that time of the year ...
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Can we get rid of the “for advanced users” part of our description?

Why have we burdened ourselves with the phrase "for advanced users"? I see many problems with this: Do we have a definition for "advanced"? Why would we want to keep "beginner" users out of this ...
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The [X] tag should be aliased to [X11]. (Agree / disagree?)

Questions tagged x This tag can be used for questions regarding the X Window System. For X Version 11 you can use the tag x11. I guess people know they are running X, but they are less confident ...
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Should we have a migration path to SO?

We're getting the occasional programming question. Programming questions are off-topic, and we flag to have them migrated to Stack Overflow. In the past 90 days, we've had 26 migrations from U&L ...
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The tag 'windows-subsystem-for-linux' is too long; the maximum length is 25 characters

What tag name should we use for Windows Subsystem for Linux? The right answer is of course windows-subsystem-for-linux, except that it's too long: tags are limited to 25 characters. WSL is an ...
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Please blacklist the /install tag

We've long held that the install tag is bad and should be split into system-installation and software-installation. There are over 200 instances that need to be disambiguated manually, so we're doing ...
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Burninate [server]

In theory, the tag server is about a computer program running to serve the requests of other programs or a physical computer dedicated to running one or more such services. The first meaning (a ...
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Alias macOS to OS X?

There are two similar tags macos and osx, and it's confusing which to use. Would be a good idea to make them synonyms?
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Removal of the [failure] tag

Speak now if you want to defend the failure tag. I believe it to be a meta-tag that: does not "describe the content of the question" can't work as the only tag on a question commonly means different ...
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The “Unix & Linux” logo is using faked small caps, which looks bad

The site logo is using the wrong glyphs for its smallcaps portions. This looks bad. In The Elements of Typographical Style, Robert Bringhurst writes: Genuine small caps are not simply shrunken ...
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Should we add a [trackpad] tag?

I think we should add a tag for trackpad - as a tag synonym of touchpad. "Trackpad" is in common usage, partly due to Apple. But we only have a tag for touchpad. I noticed there were over 20 ...
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Enhancements to CSS for <kbd> needed

If two consecutive lines have a tag, the CSS effect gets overlapped. Maybe the height of the rectangle for can be reduced or the line height can be changed? Screenshot for reference:
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Why do we have both LVM and an LVM2 tags?

These tags don't seem that different. lvm has a tag wiki, whereas lvm2 does not, leading me to use lvm for my recent LVM2 question. Is there any difference between these, or should one go away? ...
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Does the split in Red Hat and SuSE tags make sense?

There is currently redhat and a rhel. It looks to me like people have been using them indiscriminately. Calling the Red Hat experts: are these tags synonyms? If there's a difference, please make it ...
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Do we need /efi or just /uefi?

Is there any point in having separate tags efi and uefi? EFI and UEFI are different versions of the same standard. Most if not all questions are about 2.x (“UEFI”) versions, not about the 1.x “EFI” ...
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More visible tags

Would it be an idea to change how tags are displayed on a question? Make them more visible. It is not a big issue, but seems like people, (me included – though I'm better now), sometimes jump to ...
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What's the return status of the exit code?

Which do we want to keep and which should be synonymed to the other? return-status, with 118 questions, says: Use this tag If your question revolves around determining or utilizing the return ...
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The linux tag is not allowed

When retagging a question (either with the tag editor or with the question editor), I can't add the linux tag. This happens both with Chrome and Firefox. Couldn't save tags because: sorry, ...
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Merge libvirt and libvirtd tags

Shouldn't libvirt and libvirtd tags be merged?
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What is the intended difference between the 'wifi' and 'wireless' tags? Should they be merged?

I just asked a question which I tagged with wifi, and was then referred to a possible duplicate which is tagged with wireless. My first thought was that wireless is probably about all forms of ...
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Community Bulletin box is hard to read

The new "community bulletin" box has light orange text on a light blue background, which is fairly difficult to read:
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What to do with questions that don't need answers

Sometimes questions get asked, then the need for them to be answered goes away before the question is answered. Answering the question would be a matter of a some kind of post-mortem examination, but ...
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Change “MacOS” to “OS X” in the help center

I was reading through the On-Topic page of your help center and noticed this line: The Unix foundation underlying MacOS (but generally not frontend application questions) Which was what I ...
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Background image has been replaced with boxes

At some time today, the background image on U&L has changed to a strange looking grid of gray boxes. https://cdn.sstatic.net/Sites/unixmeta/img/site-background-image.svg?v=adf85a88e194 This grid ...
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Disambiguate the [format] tag

The tag format is used for several unrelated meanings. It is used for: “format a drive” = make a filesystem → mkfs (should we have a more discoverable synonym for people who are new to unix?) “...
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Get rid of the [efi] tag?

Questions tagged efi are effectively a subset of questions marked uefi. I can't find an "official" definition of the term EFI. UEFI of course stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. So I ...
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What's the diference between kernel-modules, kernel-drivers, drivers and modules?

I was verifying how UL used tags for something and discovered these tags. Ok, I know that Xorg uses the term "drivers" to refer to the software that runs stuff, so kernel-drivers may be a ...
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Add specific close reason and explicit point in the help pages for learning material requests

Prelude: How do we feel about requests for learning materials? I'm tagging this as feature-request and discussion since there was already previous discussion about the topic, but recent events may ...
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Tip for Trogdor: please eat our homework

We have a couple of meta tags on this site. tips-and-tricks and homework are both meaningless tags: they don't indicate anything about the topic or audience of a question. Even conservative Stack ...
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I think that “config” and “configuration” tags could be merged

As the title says, config and configuration maybe could be merged.
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Please invert the email → mail synonym

At the moment email is a synonym of mail. This makes mail the to-go tag for both email in general, and the mail(1) command. I propose to use mail-command for the mail command (it's useful to have a ...
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Does merging libreoffice and openoffice make sense?

Does it make sense to merge openoffice and libreoffice (I'm talking about the tags on this site, of course)? They're technically different software, but very similar, and unlikely to diverge much.
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Are polkit and policykit tags not the same?

What is the difference between policykit and polkit tag?
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Tag merge request: [permissions] and [permisions]

It's definitely a typo, so permisions should be merged with permissions
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Vote-up arrow cut off.

The vote-up arrow appears cropped. I looked at the sprite image, and it's fine there, so some css trick is chopping it.
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Some mistakes regarding the /chrome, /google-chrome, and /chromium

I was just wondering what's up with the tags chrome, google-chrome, and chromium. At the moment, chrome is symlinked to chromium, and not google-chrome. However, "chrome" is more likely to refer to ...
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Link color inside Code

It's hard to spot a link inside code elements. Maybe this is a link, or this? (There are three links in this question, can you find them? :)
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Menu CSS is not accessible

The recent (last ~36 hours?) changes to some of the CSS has had a detrimental impact on the accessibility of the site. The seclected menu option is now almost completely indistinguishable from the ...
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The pre tag is shown in a larger font than other code snippets

On Unix.SE and Meta.Unix.SE only, I see <pre> blocks in a larger font than <pre><code> or backquoted blocks. Observed in both Firefox 3.5 and Chrome 13. This is perhaps not a bug, ...
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Merge “automount” and “automounting” tags

I've noticed that both "automount" (no description, count=20) and "automounting" (count=216) tags exist. Can we merge these tags? If not, how do we differentiate them? If the answers to this ...
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Does it make sense to have both 'apt' and 'apt-get' tags?

If we have apt-get, we might as well have apt-cache and apt-cdrom. Maybe we can make these symlinks to apt?
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Are /virtualization and /virtual-machine synonyms?

We have a tag virtual-machine and a tag virtualization. I can't see any difference in usage between them, nor can I think of a reason why there should be, so I think they should be synonyms. Any ...
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Background image should not assume I use a white background

I like to use a grey background for Firefox to ease eye strain while reading plain text. Many sites (including unix.stackexchange.com) assume the browser uses a white background. This If you intend ...
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Please unmerge history and command-history

The tag history has been merged into command-history. Err, no, that doesn't work. It's used for history questions as well.
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Please merge [vim-navigation] into [vim]

I'm pretty sure that “Vim Navigation” isn't a phrase. It's just navigation in Vim. So the tag vim-navigation isn't refering to a particular software package or anything, it's just redundant with vim. ...
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The tag “on-topic” should be synonyms of the tag “scope”

On our meta site, there are two different tags on-topic and scope but actually on-topic is synonyms of scope. Refer MSO.